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The Real 'Jaws': Great White Shark's Genetic Secrets Revealed

The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature -- right down to its genes. Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success, including ...

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Scientists unlock genetic secrets of the great white shark

Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

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Machine learning-based discoveries still need to be checked by humans

Researchers at Rice University want scientists to continue double-checking discoveries made using machine learning.

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Astronauts' images help scientists track light pollution

Scientists have developed a new technique for studying light pollution using the photographs snapped by astronauts aboard the International Space ...

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Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? This New Shipworm

Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently discovered clam with an extremely long digestive system.

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Elon Musk-backed machine created, deemed too dangerous for the world

A group of scientists backed by Elon Musk have designed a predictive text machine that is so eerily good its creators are worried about releasing it ...

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China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025

Humanity uses a lot of energy, and while solar power here on Earth is doing a reasonable job of contributing to the electricity mix, scientists have long hypothesized that gathering the sun's energy from space would be a lot more ...

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Dinosaurs Tracks Saved from Australian Floods

A team of Australian paleontologists and volunteers has saved a once-in a lifetime fossil discovery from devastating floods in Queensland state. The dinosaur tracks give a rare insight into an ancient world.  Found on an outback farm near the Queensland town of Winton, 1,100 kms from Brisbane, they are estimated to be almost 100 million years ...

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Wanted Surrogate Moms to Save Northern White Rhinos

A method millions of women have used to get pregnant could be what saves northern white rhino from extinction. Scientists are extracting eggs from southern white rhinos in European zoos as they fine-tune the IVF - in vitro fertilization - procedure. One day they plan to harvest eggs from northern white rhinos and create a northern white rhino ...

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Couple finds message in a bottle that NOAA scientists sent in the early '60s

During their regular walks on the Gulf Coast, Jim and Candy Duke often find treasures, including bottles of various colors and sizes which they post ...

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Couple finds message in a bottle from NOAA scientists sent in early '60s

In 1962, US government scientists at a lab in Galveston, Texas wrote messages in bottles and deployed 7,863 of them into the sea. This week, about 56 ...

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Year in Space Put US Astronaut's Disease Defenses on Alert 

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared with those of his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.    Scientists don't know if the changes ...

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Solar flare '10 billion times more powerful' than Earth's Sun blasted out of Orion's sword

In November 2016, astronomers watched a young star some 1,500 light-years away from Earth belch out an explosion of plasma and radiation that was roughly 10 billion times more powerful than any flare ever seen leaving Earth's sun. This sudden stellar eruption may be the most luminous known flare ever released by a young star — and it could help ...

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Year in space put U.S. astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.

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Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert

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Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert

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Researchers find the source of black carbon in the Arctic

Scientists have an accurate picture of where most of the Arctic's black carbon comes from.

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AP PHOTOS: Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

Scientists are fine-tuning a method they hope will save the northern white rhino from extinction

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Great Blue Hole discoveries revealed

A team of scientists -- including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson -- has returned from a groundbreaking mission to the bottom of Belize's Great Blue Hole with exciting findings.

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These slimy, hungry blobs may have been the Earth's first creepy crawlies

Scientists think they’ve found evidence of slimy organisms that crawled and wriggled through the mud 2.1 billion years ago — extraordinary at a time when simple bacteria were thought to be the only living things on Earth.

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America’s biggest meat producer wants to take a bite out of the lucrative vegetarian market

As scientists caution about the health of meat products, more food companies are moving into alternative meat products.

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Scientists use spacecraft's measurements to study solar wind heating

With the help of a NASA probe, astrophysicists have uncovered the process by which energy is transferred between electromagnetic fields and plasma ...

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EPA vows national action on toxic ‘forever’ chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled what officials called a historic effort to rein in a class of long-lasting chemicals that scientists say ...

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Astronomers spot a dragon in the Orion Nebula's gas clouds

Scientists are using modern technology to peer heavenward.

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El Niño weather pattern is in the Pacific, forecasters say

Scientists at odds over whether the conditions are contributing to Southern California's rainfall.

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Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline

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Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline

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